Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Nichols, Ruth

(1948-    ) Canadian writer whose fairly conventional but appealingly written otherworldly fantasies are intended for children or YA. A Walk Out of the World (1969), The Marrow of the World (1972), Song of the Pearl (1976) and The Left-Handed Spirit (1978), all written while she was still quite young, attracted praise and gained her Canada Council Fellowships and a Canadian Library Association award. Her later fiction has been infrequent, and mainly non-fantastic. [DP]

other works: The Burning of the Rose (1989) and What Dangers Deep (1992), historical novels with slight fantasy elements.

Ruth Joanne Nichols


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